Communist China and Asia; Challenge to American Policy

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xi, [3], 575, [3] pages. Includes two endpaper maps, and the bookplate of Howard Kolodny! Includes Notes, Bibliographic Note, Index, and Appendix on Peking and the Communist Parties of Asia. Pencil marks and comments noted. Chapters cover The Challenge of Communist China; Communist China, a Totalitarian Political Power; Economic Development; The Roots of Mao's Strategy; Evolving Tactics in Foreign Policy; Military Strength and the Balance of Power; Communist Subversion and the Political Struggle; The Overseas Chinese; Trade, Aid, and Economic Competition; Communist China's Foreign Policy: Japan and Korea; Communist China and South and Southeast Asia; The Sino-Soviet Alliance; Taiwan and the Chinese Nationalist Regime; The Policy of Nonrecognition; and The Choices Before the United States. Arthur Doak Barnett (8 October 1921 – 17 March 1999), known as A. Doak Barnett, was an American journalist and political scientist who wrote about the domestic politics and the foreign relations of China and United States-China relations. He published more than 20 academic and public interest books and edited others. Barnett used his Chinese language ability while traveling widely in China before 1949. Starting in the 1950s, he organized public outreach programs and lobbied the United States government to put bilateral relations on a new basis. Barnett taught at Columbia University 1961-1969, then went to the Brookings Institution. In 1982 he was named the George and Sadie Hyman Professor of Chinese Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. With the rise to power of a Communist regime on the China mainland, Communist China has emerged as one of the most dynamic, disrupting, and disturbing influences on the world scene. This has probably been the most important political and strategic change in the international situation since World War II. In the decade since 1949, while the Nationalists with American support have maintained a precarious existence on Taiwan, Mainland China under Communist rule has become a strong, unified, and totalitarian nation, allied with the Soviet Union, intensely hostile to the United States, and posing a serious threat to the future of Asia. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Communist China, Asia, Taiwan, Mao Zedong, Balance of Power, Foreign Policy, Subversion, Sino-Soviet, Nonrecognition, Economic Competitiveness, Southeast Asia, Chinese Nationalists, Overseas Chinese, Howard Kolodny, Mao Tse-tung

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